12.12.2011

Monday Memories; Molly and Max

Last year was our first Christmas as part of the Cat Blogosphere and we learned of a wonderful tradition from our friends over at Cory Cat Blog.  They hang stockings for their angel kitties who have gone to the bridge. These stockings are not filled with toys because they are already full of memories. Isn’t that just the nicest  tradition you ever heard of?  The moment I read it I knew I wanted to do it too :-)

In November I contacted an incredibly talented woman from Calgary, Alberta who knits the most beautiful sweaters, hats, mitts, slippers and stuffed animals you have ever seen.  At this time of year she also knits custom Christmas stockings.  I had these two exquisite stockings made for Molly and Max which arrived the other day.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the way they turned out.  Check out the poms and the chubby little mousies!
 

Sadly we don't have a fireplace to hang these but I think they look lovely by the window. 

29 comments:

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Not only do they look lovely by the window ... but they fill our hearts with wonderful memories and joy too. xx

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Very pretty and oh so sweet!
Happy Monday to you all,
~ Timothy

Forever Foster said...

It is a gorgeous idea.

Cory said...

That makes us purr knowing that you have carried forward with our tradition. We also put our angel stockings around the window because all of the stockings on our fireplace mantel take over!!! We have 12 stockings on the fireplace for Santa to fill and we have 13 guardian angel stockings around the window on a garland.

We'll post about them before Christmas.

xoxo Cory

Brian said...

That is a wonderful way to share precious memories!

Fuzzy Tales said...

They're wonderful! And that really is such a beautiful way to remember those who have crossed. Our mom and grandma knit....thinking ahead for next year. :-)

Madi and Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship for your two angels.
Actually I think they are purrfect by the window...your angels can see them when they fly by to visit.
Hugs Madi

Marg said...

That is such a good idea. Our Mom would really like to do that too. Maybe next year. Does this woman sell these things??
What a great way to remember the kitties that have left. We remember Molly and when she left. That was so sad. She was such a pretty girl. Take care and have a great day.

The Cat From Hell said...

We losted hissy old Licorice last year just before Christmas and we readed about the stockings. We hung his up in the window too and it made us feel like he was there!
Yous has lovely socks.
Kisses
Nellie

Admiral Hestorb said...

That made mommy tear up. She'd love to have one for Robin.

xoxox

Rene said...

Awwww. We think they look lovely by the window too.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum would love to have stockings for her old babies - can you let us have some details please so we contact her and get some for next year?
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Katnip Lounge said...

They are lovely, and I think by the window is actually a very nice symbol--many people open a window for the soul of the departed to leave.

Simba said...

The stockings are lovely. Look at the mousie! If you do end up sharing the information about the person who made them, we might be interested too. OR to have a grandchild's stocking done in the future.

We have moved out badges or pictures for kitty friends at eh Rainbow Bridge to a separate page on the blog. Molly is right there still.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That is a neat tradition. And they look fine by the window.

Sparkle said...

Those are beautiful stockings. It's a nice tradition for humans who can handle it - my human can't, it's too sad for her, even almost 10 years later.

Clooney said...

Those are wonderful stockings and a really sweet tradition. Love the chubby little mousies on them!

LP said...

Cat you are incredible! You have the ability to find all these treasures out in the big ole world.Some times we think LP has her head stuck in the sand!We are lucky if she finds us our dinner! Srsly. Those stocking are truly beautiful and the idea behind them made each of us tear up.They look lovely by the window and can easily be seen by your sweet angels were they to pass by! :)

the critters in The Cottage xo

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

They're beautiful. And they look just lovely hanging by the window!

Purrs,
The Chans

ABBY said...

Such a lovely way to add memories to each stocking with each year.
Beautiful.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

ABBY said...

Such a lovely way to add memories to each stocking with each year.
Beautiful.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

ABBY said...

Such a lovely way to add memories to each stocking with each year.
Beautiful.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Tamago said...

What a nice tradition. I love the idea not filling the stockings with toys because they are already full of memories...it's so true!! The stockings for Max and Molly are beautiful. I love the cute mousies. I'm sure they are smiling at the Bridge :-)

The Island Cats said...

Those are wonderful stockings!! And what a wonderful way to remember those that came before...never forgotten...and always loved.

weaverpat said...

What a wonderful way to memorialize your two dear kitties at this special time.
I know they are always in your heart every day of the year.

Natalie said...

That is a wonderful idea! And those stockings are beautiful.

Huffle Mawson said...

What a lovely idea!

Eric and Flynn said...

The stockings are beautiful, and it is a lovely way to honour the angel kitties.

The Purr Diaries said...

Wow that is such a beautiful tradition and great idea!
=^..^=